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Celeriac Celery Soup

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Soup
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Leeks (white and pale green part) - thinly sliced
1 tablespoon 15mlButter
  Salt - to taste
1 lb 454g / 16ozCelery - sliced, with
  Leaves reserved
1 lb 454g / 16ozCelery root (or celeriac) - peeled, and
  Finely diced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCelery seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlCoarse salt
6 cups 1422mlCanned reduced-salt chicken broth
6   Wheat rolls

Recipe Instructions

To make soup: In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook leeks in butter and salt over medium heat for 8 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add celery, celery root, celery seed, salt and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Carefully puree soup in food processor or blender until smooth (note: work in batches if necessary). Return soup to pan and reheat.

To serve: Ladle into individual bowls. Garnish with celery leaves. Serve soup with rolls on the side.

This recipe yields 6 first-course servings.

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